3 tips to camping with your dogs
Heading out in your camper and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is truly one of life’s greatest joys. However, for those of us with dogs, it can be incredibly tough to leave them behind for extended periods of time. So, why not consider bringing your furry mate along?
Camping with dogs is an entirely different experience. In order to be well prepared and get the most out of your trip for both you and your dog, take a look at our top 3 tips for camping with your dogs.
Train for the trip
Anyone with a dog knows that consistent training is the key to a happy dog and a happy owner. Regular training helps keep your dog‘s behaviour in check. It also helps to ensure that they are mentally stimulated, which helps to avoid destructive behaviour.
The same goes for taking your dog camping. In order to ensure that the camping trip is a successful one, you should undertake some training prior to hitting the road. Having basic commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’ or ‘wait’ reinforced can help keep your dog calm and ensure that it knows that regular boundaries are still in place, despite a change of scenery. Working on this training on the road will also help to keep your pup mentally stimulated during the trip.
It’s also a good idea to get your dog used to progressively longer drives. In the weeks prior to setting off, take your pup for longer drives so that it knows what to do when you do embark on your holiday.
Do your research
Unfortunately, not all campgrounds or caravan parks are going to be dog friendly. In order to avoid any unfortunate incidents or being asked to leave somewhere you’re booked into, do some research beforehand to ensure that your chosen caravanning destination is dog-friendly. You can also check out our next to be released article “Brisbane to Cairns: a camping journey for you and your pets”.
Bring their bedding, treats and equipment.
You’re more than likely to be driving for hours at a time. Bring along your pups bedding and some tasty treats and toys to help keep them occupied through the hours. When you do arrive at a dog-friendly destination, make sure you have their lead and harness handy so that you can take your dog on a much-deserved (needed) walk. This is a great way for you both to stretch your legs after the long drive and is a brilliant way to explore some of Australia’s best scenery.
A well-prepared pooch is a happy pooch and owner. Taking your dog camping can be a rewarding experience for you both. Ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your trip by preparing ahead of time and setting you and your dog up for a successful camping trip.
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